Energy Efficient Automotive Dealership Gets Headlines
Hovey Electric, a Energy Efficiency Services contractor recently completed a major Energy Efficiency project for Crippen Automotive in Lansing, MI.
The lighting fixture manufacturer wrote an article about our project and it was featured on WWJ 950 News Radio.
HUGE Savings With Energy Efficient Induction Lighting
The project discussed here utilized new technology called induction lighting to light up an existing automobile dealers lot that was utilizing older technology. By using inductive fluorescents, we were able to give Crippen the most energy efficient outdoor lighting available.
After an initial test using 4 inductive fluorescents compared to the existing 1000 Watt Metal Halide technology, it was determined that the lighting quality was far superior to the existing 1000 Watt Metal Halide.
Energy Efficient Lighting= Better Light Quality
The Everlast Inductive Fluorescent fixture has a CRI value of 93+ and a Kelvin Value of 5900. What does this mean? The light emitted from these fixtures is as close to daylight as you can get. Mr. Crippen noted, "you can actually see the real color of green grass at night".
They also appreciated the true color representation of the multiple new and used vehicles offered for sale on the Crippen lot.
Energy Efficient Lights=Lower Maintenance
The Everlast fixture is rated for 100,000 hours which should roughly be 25 years for the Crippen facility. Crippen typically paid $2500 to $3500 per year for ballast replacement and bulb replacement.
This savings alone over 20 years could add up to over $50,000 in savings.
Energy Efficient Lights = Big Savings
By using a 250 Watt Inductive fixture versus a 1000 Watt Metal Halide, Crippen is reducing his energy use by 75% on these fixtures. Crippen was very focused on making his dealership more energy efficient.
He did a very extensive lighting upgrade to all areas of his dealership, but the exterior lighting shows the most impressive drawback of energy consumption.
Here is the link to the article: